402 PARGAJTA MAHX-BAK. /; the other seven are subsequent offshoots. The to\vn is said'to derive its name from its founder Rao Sen, who is regarded as the ancestor of all the Jafs of the Godha clan. There is an old mud fort ascribed originally to on Jarasher Beg, but rebuilt in the time of Ihakur Daya Mm of Hathrus. The principal residents are now Janaki Prasad, Jamnna Prasad, and Mahi Lai of whom mention has been already made. A Bairagi of the Nimbarak persuasion by name Harnzim Das, enjoys a considerable reputation as a Pandit. There is a large orchard of mango and Jaman trees, twenty-three bighas in extent planted by Sri-Kishan Das, Baniya, whose son, Jngal Kishor, has also one of the two Indigo factories in the town; the other belonged to the late Mr. Saun- ders. There is also a smaller orchard in the possession of a Bairagi by name Rup Das. At the back of the police-station is a pond called Kheina-ra, after the man who had it dug, aud on the Mat road, near a Thaktir-d wsra. another called Riwa, probably after the founder Rae Sen. Market days are Monday and Friday. The town Is administered under Act X51 of 1&56, and section U of Act Y. of 1861 is also in force. The line of railway has been constructed along the side of the road, and, as at first laid, crossed and re-crossed it so fre- quently tkit all road traffic would have been greatly Impeded. This defect was subsequently remedied, aud there are now only three crossings in its entire length of 29 miles 5 but the fine avenue of trees tas been terribly cut up. SONAI—population 2,393—is a township on the Hathras road which, like Bays, finds no place in the Revenue Records, beingthere represented by its'eight dependent villages. These m Thok Bindavani, Jhok Gyan, Thok Karaal (better known as Khojoa), Thok Saru, Thok Sumera, Bhurari, Nagara Bari and Nagara Jangali. The Begam Umrao Shah in 1772 built a fort here, ^hich in 1808 was kid by Thakur Baya Ram, of Hathras, md for some years subsequently was used as a tahsili Not a vestige now remains of the old buildings, which were pulle&down and the materials used for the construction of the new police-station. The site Is well raised and commands an extensive view. I W0uld have built a school upon it, but it was represented that the children would be afraic! of ghosts. The sarae was constructed in the time of Tahsfldar Zahiir Ali Khau? one of the Ul Kham family, seated in the Bolandshahr district Market days are Sunday and Thursday.